Travel Blogs from Grahamstown
... to an end.
What a trip it was and, most important of all, what a wonderful time it was as a family: with Brita in London; with Ioanna, Janet and Panos in Oxford and Derbyshire, and with Barbara in Easingwold.
Now we're left with the memories and what memories rich memories they are!
A month later, I am still reliving those memories every spare moment of every day.
"Thanks for the ...
... a good laugh!
Tuesday we left the hotel, and headed out. First stop was
St. Andrews, where we saw the 18th hole, and strolled the street and
visited the remains of the St. Andrews Cathedral (built in the 1300’s)
overlooking the North Sea. We also passed the coffee shop where William and
Kate met for coffee while they were studying at St. Andrews University. Next
stop was Blair Castle. The current owner, The 11th Duke ...
... managed to steal oranges from our compost heap, chittering all their way into the trees. We found it very funny, but Justine came over to make sure we weren't feeding them which of course we weren't. She told us that if you feed the monkeys you begin to domesticate them, which makes them more confident about coming into the house (which could lead to a whole different set of problems) and also more cheeky about approaching humans because ...
... br> After this exhausting morning we spent the afternoon road clearing. My sawing action is definitely improving and Johanne has found her aptitude for the clippers, so we are now a fully functioning team! On the drive back we accidentally found the new baby rhino. BEAUTIFUL. Got some close up photographs and watched the rhino try and feed off its mother but she was more interested in eating up all the grass. Still gorgeous. Must find the elephants ...
... what followed was Xhosa handshakes, jokes and laughter, and macho high fives as we hit the road again.
What happened? 'Those are my colleagues,' he explained, 'I am really a policeman.'
Huh? But you are driving a taxi. No, it's not a taxi but if he could make an extra rand, why not? Why not indeed, someone told me that anyone with a car is also a taxi driver here. And policemen are very badly paid so, well, yes......
I suppose ...
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape 6170, Grahamstown | 5 star hotelfrom $1,068